To spin this out I don’t think any rose coloured glasses are needed.You found my rose colored glasses !! I was looking for them earlier today.
The fundamental reality is that North Carolina might have been disappointing for the Democratic Party this time but it was still close. A controversial far right candidate might do well in the primary but they will lose enough in the general to not win.
I think that will be a stronger effect than any anti-incumbency bias in 2022.
Ditto Cruz in Texas in 2024.